Don Ness is a finalist for a Midwest Book Award for his 'Hillsider' memoir.

The Midwest Independent Publishing Association announced the list of finalists for the 2015 awards that will be handed out at the 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala on May 13th in St. Paul.

The book was published in October of 2015 and has nearly a five-star review on Amazon.

The official description of the book, from the publisher, says the book is, "Essays, anecdotes, illustrations, a bit of verse, and a bunch of photographs reflecting on a young elected official's adventures in Duluth municipal elections, city governance, live music, craft beer, mountain biking, and more embarrassing public life and political lessons than a book this size ought to include.